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- n. Plural form of cayuca.
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A version of the hand carved cayucas they used along the waterways is still used today by Chontal fishermen.
Soon after leaving Gatun we had passed a couple of jungle families on their way to market in their cayucas laden with mounds of produce, -- plump mangoes with a maidenly blush on either cheek, fat yellow bananas, grass-green plantains, a duck or a chicken standing tied by one leg on top of it all and gazing complacently around at the scene with the air of an experienced tourist.
By day one could watch the growth of the great locks, the gradual drowning of little green, new-made islands beneath the muddy still waters of Gatun Lake, tramp out along jungle-flanked country roads, through the Mindi hills, or down below the old railroad to where the cayucas that floated down the
On the river were many boats, mostly lanchas and occasional paddled dugout canoes called cayucas.